Looking at the VDH backplate and while it certainly seems well designed for mounting a DH reg and very sturdy I'm just just wondering about its weight?
Most of my 'interesting' diving lately has involved travel well off the beaten track where even the usual international 20kg weight allowance becomes 15kg or even 10kg on some small regional airlines.
This meant 5-10kg excess baggage fees for each leg for each person during a recent dive trip to Flores in Indonesia...
Seeing as CAD files exist (the VDH is already CNC cut from aluminium plate), could a travel version be produced from 16 gauge 316 stainless steel with lightening cutouts similar to the DiveRite XT Lite Backplate?
It would seem the XT Lite won't allow a DH reg to sit low enough... but it weighs only 1.17kg (2lb 9.4oz) vs 2.4kg (5.2lb) for the standard XT model. A VDH travel plate with DH can cutout would weigh even less...
https://www.diverite.com/products/backp ... backplate/
I love the fact my Kraken DH reg vents from the rear, well away from my fragile and easily spooked macro subjects... and I'm keen to take it to remote places, but when fitted up with a Termo brass-and-glass SPG and an Atomic Z2 octo the weight is getting up there for air travel.